people keep forgetting that Server Message Block is a communication protocol. That there was at one time a number of stupid uses of this communications protocol is the problem.
Common internet file system is slowly and quietly catching up to networked file system.
Samba was a suite of tools that (at the time) made using and connecting to the stupid services run out over Server Message Block somewhat doable. Sometimes. When MS wasn't playing hide the pickle.
<and if you get that last line, a) you're old enough to know better and b) I can tell you where you were in May of 2002>